I'm the nerdy one, so that's why I'm here. Pls bear with me while I tell you the story about my friend. I know everyone in the story. The dialogues are edited. She is a girl who is smart, kind and beautiful. Although all she shows to the world is only her face and hands, because, being a Muslim she wears the hijab, I know she has many admirers. Her gentle disposition seems to make hearts melt. But her heart is her own; she hasn’t given it to anyone. People would ask her, why is such a good catch like her remain single? One evening, a middle-aged man went up to her. After exchanging greeting and casual chat, he said to her that he is worried about his son who is the girl’s acquaintance. He is worried that all his son thinks about is work and might not settle down. The man asks her if it’s ok if his son were to contact her, perhaps to go out with her. This girl smiled in surprise. She replied that she does know his son, and told him that she knows that he has many girls who like him. To this, the man said, “I do know some of those young girls. He’s not interested in any of them. Neither do I. But I like you. I think you’ll make a good match for my son.” She blushed and said softly, “Uncle, how do you know that? I don’t think I’m worthy of your son. Really, he deserves someone better.” Days later, the man’s son called her. He apologised for his father’s behaviour that day. But he was grateful that his father took the initiative for him. The man’s son is really interested in the girl but he is so busy and so shy that he didn’t know where to start. Since that day, they kept in touch by sms. One day, he told her that he has tickets for a movie and asked her out. Unfortunately, it was a hectic period for the girl at work, so she had to turn him down. She didn’t get any messages from him again. He didn’t reply to any of hers. One day, her friend wanted to introduce her to a guy, her colleague’s cousin. “Why me?” the girl asked. “You’re unattached too. And you’re older.” The friend was against matchmaking for her own self, so the girl finally told her friend, “Ok, give the details, if it makes you happy.” So, for a few weeks, the girl is chatting on the internet with her friend’s colleague’s cousin. One day, he asked her out on a date. To this, she said, “Ok, but let’s double date.” That day, the guy brought his friend, while the girl brought her friend, the supposed matchmaker. During that date, the girl talked very little but her friend talked more. In the end, her friend clicked better with the guy and they went on to have a relationship. One evening, on the way home, she bumped into the man’s son in town. They chatted a bit about work and she thought they could start something again. A few days later, another friend called her with an exciting news. She had been meeting the man’s son for some advice on work for some time and said that she has fallen in love with him. Now, she is asking for the girl’s advice if she should go for it and let him know her feelings. This girl said, “Of course! I’m so happy for you! You two would make a great couple.” But I know deep inside, she has feelings for him too, but would not spoil it for her friend. The girl is fairly often presented with many prospects, from guys who had interest in her, to those who want to play matchmaker, to even those who like to take her as their daughter in-law. In short, they saw her as a very eligible bachelorette. But really, is there a way to help her? I’m worried if she carries on with the low self confidence and self-sacrifice. I want her to finally find someone she loves and settle down before age catches up with her so that she can be happier. So that she & I can really do double or even triple date. Advice & suggestions greatly welcomed. Thanks!